Travel Trade Journal
Starscapes launches second astronomical observatory in Uttarakhand
Starscapes, India’s first and only chain of observatories, has launched its second public observatory in Uttarakhand. The new observatory ‘Stargate Observatory Bhimtal’ by Starscapes Experiences is located at Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal Main Road, and is easily accessible from all the main tourist sites in the district. Additionally, the new observatory is only a 7-hour drive from Delhi for anyone looking to spend a weekend away from the city. The observatory adds a new dimension to the list of must-visit attractions in Bhimtal. Apart from trekking, sightseeing, paragliding activities during the day, tourists can now experience the enigma of stargazing at night.
The new observatory will offer tourists a holistic astronomical experience, with a number of activities both during the day and at night. While the Night Show is the observatory’s main attraction, there will be plenty to do during the day. From sun observations to audio visual shows of the night sky, and stargazing safari to astrophotography, Stargate Observatory Bhimtal will offer an integrated astronomy experience to travel enthusiasts. The observatory also has an in-house store that offers merchandise related to astronomy.